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A woman is listening to music on her earphones in a greenhouse.
Time and place: Oct. 5, 2022 3:15 PM4:30 PM, 12th floor Niels Treschows hus

The environment is having a massive impact on music, changing what music is and how it comes to be, not just what it is about or how it sounds. In this lecture, Kyle Devine, professor of musicology at UiO, presents the nuances in this Great Recomposition, and the importance of overriding our defaults. 

Time and place: Oct. 13, 2022 3:15 PM4:30 PM, 12th floor Niels Treschows hus

How has our understandings of relations between soil, plants, and fungi have changed over time? In this lecture, professor of anthropology Dr. Michael J. Hathaway will explore the role of fungal mycelium in engaging the soil matrix.

Image may contain: Bedrock, Organism, Font, Sleeve, Rectangle.
Time and place: Oct. 17, 2022 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Zoom

Un-earthed's first reading group session of the fall semester, on the topic of terraforming. 

Mushrooms cropping up between two pieces of wood.
Time and place: Oct. 18, 2022 12:00 PM5:00 PM, Room 120, Harriet Holters hus

How do we maintain or restore the diverse functions and processes in soil that foster soil resilience and provide a buffer against climate-change induced changes? In this highly interactive and sensory workshop, natural historian and environmental photographer Alison Pouliot, provide an overview of the vital significance of fungi in soils.

Mushrooms cropping up between pieces of wood.
Time and place: Oct. 19, 2022 4:00 PM6:00 PM, Sognsvann, by the kiosk

Many of a forest's vital processes happen beneath the soil, out of sight. However, their are clues to the clandestine collaborations between fungi and plants and animals. In this walkshop, natural historian and environmental photographer Alison Pouliot, takes us deep into the forest to discover its diversity, explore ideas and rethink fungus-forest lives.

An illustration of two men in tophat partly hidden by a smokescreen
Time and place: Nov. 2, 2022 3:15 PM4:30 PM, 12th floor Niels Treschows hus

In this talk, professor of design history Kjetil Fallan, explores design interventions at, and in the wake of, the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm 1972. What can design activism tell us about the conference's influence on future political decision-making? Or about the development of environmental thinking and ecologically informed design ideology in Scandinavia?

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Image shows a collage of images related to the environment. From left to right is shows a forrest seen from above, solar panels, sea creatures, urban beekeepers, and a mountain.
Time and place: Sep. 20, 2022 4:15 PM5:45 PM, Register for information meeting on Zoom

Do you want to better understand the environmental and climatic crisis, work accross diciplines, experience Place-Based Learning and communicate environmental research to a broader audience?

The book Electric Brine laying face down.
Time and place: Sep. 14, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, curator and editor Jennifer Teets presents Electric Brine, a volume of poetry and critical essays by women voices from diverse fields such as literature, geography, media studies, history of life sciences, sociology, and poetics of science and fiction.

Layers of soils between a road
Time and place: Aug. 29, 2022 9:00 AM10:30 AM, 12. etasje, Niels Treschows hus

How can personal engagement with planetary health restore human health and the well-being of more-than-human others? In this inaugural lecture of the Fellesløft project ‘Anthropogenic SOILS’, environmental historian Libby Robin, Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University, will review the emergence of the idea of the environment in the wake of the ‘dirty thirties’, a time when topsoil blew away – in both Australia and in the United States, and the hope of ‘feeding the world’ was threatened.

Image may contain: Water, Sky, Watercraft, Naval architecture, Boat.
Time and place: June 14, 2022 1:00 PM2:15 PM, Sophus Bugges hus, seminarrom 1

What do we mean when we say and think "after oil"? In this talk Graeme Macdonald, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick (UK), will examine a range of literary and artistic examples constituting a significant expression of petroculture: the post-oil imaginary.

Compiled photo. On the left Eben Kirksey, on the right is a model with viral shape
Time and place: June 13, 2022 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Linken, Georg Sverdrups hus

In this lecture, the Medical Humanities and the Environmental Humanities meet. Associate Professor Eben Kirksey from the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University, Australia, will introduce us to the "virosphere".

Image contains a sunflower, with tall buildings in the background. Environmental Humanities Week banner in the left corner
Time and place: June 10, 2022 9:00 AM5:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus

We invite you to our Environmental Humanities Festival where we celebrate the exciting work happening in the field here at UiO, in Norway, and beyond. The day will start with a keynote lecture by Jamie Lorimer, University of Oxford, followed by presentations by the OSEH Collaboratories, a pop-up exhibition, film screenings, a "green" choir performance, and more. 

The left side of the picture is a portrait of Jamie Lorimer, the right side picture is of a brown cow standing in a field of tall grass.
Time and place: June 10, 2022 9:00 AM10:15 AM, Georg Sverdrups hus, Auditorium 1

A turn is underway in the probiotic approaches. Recalibrating modern antibiotic approaches and heading off their unintended consequences, the probiotic uses life to manage life, connecting the microbial with the planetary. This keynote lecture given by Jamie Lorimer gives critical insight into these interventions and their implications, and is part of OSEH's environmental humanities festival on the 10th of June.

Black and white photo of a crowd at a political action protest.
Time and place: June 7, 2022 5:00 PM8:00 PM, Kulturhuset

We invite to a conversation on the role of education in creating alternative environmental futures. Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen) will hold a public lecture at Kulturhuset on "Reason and Response-ability", followed by a panel discussion with Mette Halskov Hansen (UiO), Britt Kramvig (UiT), Felix Riede (Aarhus University) and Heather Swanson (Aarhus University). Moderated by Gro Birgit Birgit Ween (Museum of Cultural History, UiO).

Big museum hall with a massive ice block in the middle. A crack runs through the ice so that people can enter the ice.
Time and place: May 25, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

What roles can museums and collections play, in the growing need to convey polyphonic narrations on climate change? In this presentation, Lotten Gustafsson Reinius discusses the multi-disciplinary dialogues and other co-curations as a tentacular weaving across differing knowledge regimes, scales and temporalities. 

Graphic illustration of plagues and doctors from early modern history
Time and place: May 11, 2022 4:00 PM6:00 PM, Café Snorre, Niels Treschows hus

The research group Climate, Environment and Energy, KLIMER, warmly welcomes Prof. Dr. Ole Georg Moseng from the University of South-Eastern Norway. He is one of the few specialists in the history of early modern epidemics.

In a greenhouse attached to a brick wall a person is about to water the plants.
Time and place: May 11, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

What can we learn from geographically marginalized regions such as the Arctic in a transition to more circular building strategies? Tine Hegli talks about the design and execution of a community Greenhouse in Vardø spring 2021, how material scarcity has encouraged resource efficiency, and the Arctic as a green leader.

A brick schoolbuilding with a clear blue sky in the background
Time and place: May 4, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, Green Schools Education Consultant Wayles Wilson discusses the sustainability and operational priorities for schools in the United States to provide clean air, water, and food, and why it is challenging in the current context. She considers sustainability in urban schools in the US a critical opportunity for environmental equity across the country.

Religion& Environmental Behavior. Bron Taylor. Cloud, Sky, Ecoregion, Natural landscape, Plant.
Time and place: Apr. 28, 2022 10:15 AM11:45 AM, P.A. Munchs hus: Seminar Room 10

Bron Taylor, Professor of Religion at the University of Florida, will draw on a comprehensive review of extant research by others, as well as his own research exploring contemporary nature spiritualities, and conclude by speculating on the future of religion and nature, near, medium, and long-term.

A boat is lies at shore, the water is blue, and far off in the distance one can see hills and mountains coloured by the sun.
Time and place: Apr. 27, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk anthropologist Florence Durney will present about her ongoing research on the intersection of indigenous and state marine tenure systems and marine environmental change. In particular she will discuss how climate-induced marine environmental change is complicating processes of living with, claiming, and negotiating marine boundaries for humans and non-humans alike. 

A sculpture of a fish-man walking. The background is a cityscape.
Time and place: Apr. 20, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, writer and diver, Ting. J. Yiu discusses her ecocritical creative practice through an aquatic lens. Centering diasporic displacement, she discusses how aquatic narratives and interspecies encounters are radical sites to subvert notions of citizenship, (re)negotiating identities, and contesting hegemonic environmental narratives.

An image of orange seaweed and kelp.
Time and place: Apr. 6, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

Agential Matter is an artistic research project which examines performativity of algae, objects and bodies in instances of observation in scientific research, industrial production and artistic encounter. This talk by artist Sabine Popp is seen as an opportunity to (re)turn to a small shed at a landing station for harvested kelp as one of several places of hybrid coexistence.

A white warehouse or factory building stands tall against the blue backdrop of a clear sky
Time and place: Mar. 30, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Click here to register for webinar on Zoom.

In this talk, sustainability and tourism researcher Per Strömberg discusses the practices of ‘adaptive reuse’ of buildings as part of a cultural economy. He considers ‘reuse value’ is a cultural capital which is used as a rhetorical device in the discourse of sustainability and circular economy, but also, something that can be converted into economic capital in urban redevelopment.

An illustration of a diver seen from below. The water is coloured green.
Time and place: Mar. 23, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

This talk by contemporary historian Tirza Meyer will be a presentation of the project ‘Humanoid Oceans’ that seeks to explore the history of what happens to the oceanic environment when humans venture into the ocean with the help of technology.